Originally Posted by kokopelliTim
Looking at the many and good pictures on your site and reading your logs....I discovered you had a hardtop on your upper helm!
I have been considering this as my bimini wears out.
What did you use?
I have heard it might make the boat top heavy....how have you found this?
Anything you might change on the hard top?
I LOVE what you have done to her....she is perhaps the best kept Prairie 29 around!
Thanks for the complement! we love our Prairie
as for the hardtop yes it is adds weight and boat even with bimini is a little top heavy and wind age is high we stay on inside in icw most of the time and rarely have an issue unless captain a-hole comes flying by waking the heck out of us but in that situation i will slow up and turn into it and try to take head on. If it is super windy or rough we just stay at the dock. There really isn't anything I can think of that I would change off the top of my head. Our hardtop is super thin about 3/4 of an inch thick i think. It really improves the livability of the boat year round. as you see once your on the boat you stay dry if its raining. I love doing zoom meetings up on the bridge in my captains chair. That one lamp is more than enough light at night.